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London murder probe launched after man in his 20s stabbed to death during 'street fight'

NewsLondon murder probe launched after man in his 20s stabbed to death during 'street fight'

Police have launched a murder investigation after the fatal stabbing of a man in south London during an apparent street brawl. Officers were called Pawsons Road in Croydon, where they found the victim with stab injuries.

A Metropolitan police spokesman said officers were called at approximately 7.45om last night to reports of a man, aged in his 20s, suffering stab injuries.

He added: “Officers, London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance all attended and the man was taken to hospital – despite the efforts of the emergency services, he was pronounced dead a short time later.

“His next of kin have been informed.”

The spokesman added: “A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

“At this early stage it is believed the man sustained his injuries following an altercation in nearby Mayo Road.”

A crime scene remains in place, with no arrests yet having been made.

Anyone with information which could assist police is being asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD 6826/23May.

Alternatively they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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